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Pair of launches for Verizon: Motorola DROID RAZR November 10th, Samsung GALAXY Nexus November 24th

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Pair of launches for Verizon: Motorola DROID RAZR November 10th, Samsung GALAXY Nexus November 24th
Some news has been released on Monday that confirms Verizon's launch date for the Motorola DROID RAZR and gives us an idea when we might expect to see the Samsung GALAXY Nexus rollout. Starting with the DROID RAZR, an internal Verizon document confirms that the thin dual-core LTE enabled device will be released November 10th with a Kevlar coated back and water repellant nanocoating. No surprise there as the leaked Verizon MAP list hinted at that date for the DROID RAZR's release. Pre-orders began on October 27th and the handset is priced at $299.99 with a 2-year contract.

The Verizon MAP list isn't always right and unfortunately, the proof of this can be seen with the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. Originally thought to be coming to market on November 10, U.K. newspaper The Telegraph says it has heard from Samsung that the first Android 4.0 flavored smartphone will be launched in the States one week after the November 17th launch in Britain. A poster on Phandroid's Android Forums who claims to be a Verizon insider, says that because of the lack of Verizon's bloatware on the phone, the carrier has decided not to push too hard for its launch. The November 24th launch is not written in stone and a launch could actually take place later than that date.

source: DroidLife, Telegraph via Phandroid

An internal Verizon document confirms the November 10th launch date for the Motorola DROID RAZR (L), the Samsung GALAXY Nexus (R) could launch November 24th or later
An internal Verizon document confirms the November 10th launch date for the Motorola DROID RAZR (L), the Samsung GALAXY Nexus (R) could launch November 24th or later

An internal Verizon document confirms the November 10th launch date for the Motorola DROID RAZR (L), the Samsung GALAXY Nexus (R) could launch November 24th or later


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posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:00 9

1. ScrewTHAT (Posts: 8; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


$299 so with tax and activation fee it would be like $400... screw that these phones aren't THAT much better than the GS2 and I got that on sprint for like $75 and thats WITH tax and activation fee waived. What a RIP...

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:53 8

13. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Agreed, 299 for a two year contract lol I rather dish out the retail price on the gsm version and go with a no contract plan somewhere else wiith no contracts.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 23:39 1

24. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


exactly what i did. unlocked lg g2x-$300 + monthly 4g-$30/mo

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 22:38 3

20. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


umm the nexus while not exynos will blow the gs2 out the water because of ice cream sandwhich and the beautiful screen. you underestimate this phone.

the camera on this phone is unbelievable. i can't wait to hold one

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 22:19

49. vantenkiest (Posts: 311; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Verizon didnt get the Galaxy S 2 and if this is how verizon is giong to play the ICS may not make a difference with so many other phones coming out that will be getting it.. I wouldnt be too surprised if they decide to cancel the release of the phone entirely... I think that would be a bad move on verizons part.. I personally wanted the function.. but now i was sorta leaning to the nexus but i have a full 16 gig micro sd card.. if this phone isnt 32 gigs than i cant use it . since there is no sd card slot..

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 22:35

50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


um it's a Nexus. the only thing it's missing is Exynos but that hardly matters because it has the next best thing so it can have LTE.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 23:58 3

51. vantenkiest (Posts: 311; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


its missing a micro sd card slot my friend. and for me that kinda kills it unless it has 32 gigs of onboard storage.. its not a want with me its needed.. thats how i do my work all of my programs are hot loaded on my sd card when i plug my phone into a pc
along with all my books i need for various activities and my music sure i can get rid of that but thats only 3 gigs free.. not much room for anything else..

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 00:45

52. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


xD there'll be a 32GB version but if taking an SD Card matters so much then the Droid Razr is probably the one.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 01:37

53. vantenkiest (Posts: 311; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


i just have my own personal issues with motorola but you are probably right.. I like the design of the nexus soooo much better. and the lack of bloat right off the bat is a huge perk no root req yay lol.. its also going to take a while to Transfer all that info from sd to the new phone.. and I really hope that they have the 32 gb for 300 if its more than that im screwed.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 23:16

23. jkapster (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


Come on guys, that's why you sell your old phone and offset the cost of your new one. For example, I sold my Galaxy S on craigslist last week for $220, VZW will be giving me a minimum of $50 toward a new phone if i sign up for a 2 yr contract. So, the phone only ends up costing $60 - $75 tops. I've been doing it for the last 2 yrs, works all the time! ;)

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 15:44 1

42. koutrelakos (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


Or you can sell your old phone and use the cash for something else besides a new contract and an overpriced piece of hardware... You're a prime example of how the human mind works -- if it wants something, it'll use the available resources to provide logic and reasoning to back your decision.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 16:16

44. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


okay so you sell your old phone, use it for something else then...what? you don't have a phone anymore smart one. if you're going to get a new phone for whatever reason or the other then the logical thing to do would be to bury as much of the expense as you can by selling the old one that you won't be using. sure i've had to renew my contract once but the last three phones i've had haven't costed me a dime out of pocket. you should hope that logic comes into play in all aspects of your life in one way or the other.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 07:59 2

31. gdbw (Posts: 17; Member since: 18 Dec 2009)


November 24th is thanksgiving. So what you're saying is that the phone will launch on that day with nobody in the stores? I would say 100% no. Most likely it will launch the day after on crazy, insane, greedy consumer day.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 09:17 1

32. superguy (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Agreed. That seems much more likely.

At any rate, I'm not buying November 24th either. I can't believe PA didn't even check the date to see if it was even viable before posting this.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 15:39

41. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it might be available online on the 24th. people will be happy and full after Thanksgiving Dinner and they might feel like having some Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert not to mention the excitement there will be for it's launch on Black Friday when people are spending money anyway.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:02 6

2. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I'm more interested in hearing when the Note will reach our sunny shores. The nexus is pretty bad-ass, if cheaply constructed, but the but the Note has HUGE.... tracts of land. I can't wait to get my grubby mitts on one.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:05

4. xoatomxo (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)


same here

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:39 1

9. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


+10 for the Monty Python reference! LOVE that scene!!

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 12:25

39. RyanJ989 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yes, Tracts of Land.... +10 as well.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:03

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


xD on Verizon's own site it says the Razr will ship by the tenth. lol
it's funny how funny Verizon is about their bloatware.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 01:45

26. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If the pre-ordered RAZR ships on the 10th, and that is the same day the RAZR is available in VZW stores, that kind of screws the folks who have pre-ordered. At least I thought the objective of pre-ordering was to avoid the hassle of going to a store and have the phone arrive at your door the same day it was available at the store.

Maybe I am expecting too much? At least that is how Apple has spun the concept of pre-ordering.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 10:24 1

34. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It says "by the 10th". So it could be any time between now and the 10th. All the pre-order does is guarantee you a phone by launch day.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:06 1

5. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Can you imagine waking up and every morning and realizing you just slept with Sprint, day after day, for two years?

Oh, yeah, I guess you can. Sorry. Didn't mean to be cruel.

Just kidding! Sprint is my hope for forcing Verizon and AT&T to behave. They've been doing a good job lately.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:24 1

7. Scuba_Steve (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Not lately. Dropping unlimited data and not grandfathering previous plans. Not to be mean but Verizons speeds on coverage are worth the price. Everyone is following Verizons example.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:48 5

12. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


verizon service blows lately!! when i first got the phone and switched from sprint it was all good but now 6months later 3g might as well be 1x...and data and cell servace has been all over the place in and out WTF is goin on?? And im not the only person who has notices this where i live cuz i thought it could of been my phone but many people say the same thing i live in MD BTW.. then i get my VZW plan on unlimited data now there telling me over 2gig im getting throttled GTFO unlimited data like i signed up for should be unlimited... then customer service tells u one day that if u upgrade u get a month off the main line for free and call back when u do so. so after we upgrade i call back and then they tell me there is nothing wrote on my account but she will put it in and i should get a email in a week... 3 weeks later i get a email they cant give it to me and now i cant take the phone back cuz im past the deadline now im stuck in my contract VZW can go to hell!! then all u people do is blow them all day and tell them how great they are whats wrong with u guys... END RANT!!

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 23:03 2

22. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


You're quite the greedy individual aren't you? Unlimited means unlimited, but not unlimited speed, no where on your contract does it say that. You people like to create your own definitions whenever you feel like it.

That line about customer service sounds like you made that one up. Calls are monitored and there is no way they would offer you an upgrade when you just came there 6 months prior...you lie like a rug.

I have been with VZW for 5+ years, that thing about customer service telling you that you can upgrade so soon is utter trash, you're not even a preferred customer nor loyal. You had to have made that one up. You being a cell customer for over 3 years should know that you don't get discounts like that so you must have been taken by an unscrupulous sales rep because that is quite impossible to get any discount so early in your 2 year contract. Who is the ill-informed customer here? Then you come on here and rant about your own idiocy? Need I say more?

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 03:21 1

27. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


if u took the time to read my comment instead of goin off on ur own rant u would see the words.... "OFF MY MAIN LINE" and the word "WE" right after implying that i have more than one phone line.. if u would like the whole story instead of coming in hear saying ppl "lie like a rug" i joined my sisters and brother in law's plan and we made my line the main cuz i opted to pay the bill because i get a monthly discount from work and there upgrade dates carried over and they were 5 months past a upgrade date so im assuming VZW wanted to lock us in for 2 more years.. and they have had VZW for quite some time and actually talked me into it..

And yes i do believe the unlimited thing is BS when i made my contract it was unlimited data and at that time they were not throttling so to come in at a latter time in the contract and be like well its still unlimited.. but slow it down to where it nearly does not work is pretty underhanded

and also i am pretty greedy when the service i was gettin with sprint at HALF the price was just as good if not a lil better IN MY AREA like i said VZW was great when i first got it but not now..

but if u want to get on and say VZW is a great company doin good things then by all means do so but that does not give u the right to call other people sharing there experience idiots and what they say utter trash and lies..

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 13:56 1

40. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Talk about ranting, first off they were eligible for the upgrade you were not you just got added to the line. You haven't paid your dues yet so they wouldn't offer you any discounted anything. It was dumb to make a new addition the main line(can you even do such a thing) why would you do something like that anyway?

Next thing is Verizon states in it contract that you will get throttled if you by yourself go over the 2GB limit, considering they are running a business and have to pay for bandwidth, they don't need a bunch of greedy people who just want to use up all the bandwidth and therefore starve others. It's fair to throttle you, Cable companies don't they slam you with permanent speed decreases, so just be happy you only get throttled. You said it yourself that you were greedy, unlimited doesn't mean unlimited speed, just you have unlimited access to data transport.

You were getting the same service at half the price at sprint? Why did you leave then? Let me guess, signal wasn't strong enough?

Now your story makes a little more sense, I apologize for the first reply. Now to dig in and tear this one apart :). What discount are you receiving from VZW through your job? If it was such a discount, then why would it apply to your inlaws when you are the new line being added? Thing about discounts they only apply to a specific line, did you ask enough questions? Always, always ask questions, like I said uninformed. Your inlaw should have known better, I have not been burned by these guys because I always check and double check. Lesson learned, now you should be more upset with your inlaw than Verizon, they do give you everything in writing. when they do wrong I do not hesitate to jump on them about it.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 16:08 1

54. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


it does not matter who was eligible for the upgrade u can swap ur upgrade between phones anyway and im the account manager so i have the say on what goes on in the account. as a matter of fact i called VZW last night after reading ur post and talked to a supervisor and got my 130$ off my main line after some words being thrown around..

and no my fios does not get throttled at all so that ends that one..

yes my sprint service was a little weak at work but it was better than what im recieving with VZW i get good service with both at my house.

i get a 15% discount of my line like i said thats another reason im the main line cuz my bill is more every month even tho we split it 3 ways.. End of story bro.. VZW suck overpriced garbage!

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:17 2

6. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)


Sprint has been doing a good job of making who behave? It sure hasn't been Verizon or AT&T. In the last year both have increased the prices on their premium phones, both have instituted data caps, both have killed off unlimited data plans, both have instituted throttling.... That looks like business as usual to me. Sprint isn't even in their thoughts. Well, maybe they're in AT&T's thoughts since they're trying to ruin the AT&T-Mobile marriage.

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